EmblemHealth Hosts Healthy Food Giveaway Events Across NYC
As the Holiday nears, EmblemHealth, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health insurers, hosted community events across Brooklyn and Queens—donating food and other resources to residents and community members.
State Senator Zellnor Myrie, New York City Council Member/Brooklyn Borough President-Elect Antonio Reynoso, Council Member- Elect Rita Joseph, and State Assembly Member Diana Richardson in attendance with community residents at the EmblemHealth Week of Giving Food distribution.
NEW YORK, NY –As families across New York prepare for the start of the Holidays, EmblemHealth, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health insurers, hosted community events across Brooklyn and Queens—donating food and other resources to residents and community members.
“We know that food insecurity concerns rise during the holiday season,” said Beth Leonard, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer “Providing communities with healthy resources should go beyond this time of year. After everything we have overcome as a city, now is the time recommit ourselves to helping one another and building back a healthy strong New York City.”
The holiday events were part of an ‘Healthier for the Holidays’ series organized by EmblemHealth and held in partnership with The Campaign Against Hunger. EmblemHealth joined local elected officials and community groups to distribute food, toys, school supplies, and healthy resources during each event.
Participating elected officials included Councilmember/ Brook Borough President-Elect Antonio Reynoso, State Senator Zellnor Myrie, Assembly Members Latrice Walker, Diana Richardson, and Councilmembers-Elect Crystal Hudson and Rita Joseph.
"As we enter the holiday season and after all that New York has been through in this pandemic, we remember that a sense of community is one of the ways we as a city will come back stronger," said Zellnor Myrie, New York State Senator (NYS District-20). "We are grateful to have partners like EmblemHealth who understand the diversity and vibrance of our neighborhoods."
"Access to fresh produce and warm foods for those in need is critical as we continue to battle COVID-19 ," said Diana Richardson, New York State Assembly Member (NYA District- 43). "We applaud of EmblemHealth's commitment to ensure that our community is safe and healthy from the start of this pandemic and now in this season of giving."
In total EmblemHealth gave away:
- 3,300 family meals which included options of turkeys, hams, or roaster chickens fresh produce, and other dinner items.
For more information on how to stay healthy during the holidays, visit EmblemHealth’s website.
Council Member-Elect Crystal Hudson and Assembly Member Diane Richardson
EmblemHealth fresh produce tents line street for distribution
EmblemHealth is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health insurers, with 3.2 million members and an 80-year legacy of serving New York’s communities. The company offers a full range of commercial and government-sponsored health plans to employers, individuals and families, as well as convenient community resources. As a market leader in value-based care, EmblemHealth partners with top doctors and hospitals to deliver quality, affordable care. For more information, visit emblemhealth.com.